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Hunting & Fishing
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Biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and the Service retrieving shad at the base of New Savannah
Bluff Lock & Dam. Credit: Jennifer Koches, USFWS

Biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Service retrieving shad at the base of New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam. Credit: Jennifer Koches, USFWS

Most of South Carolina's refuges offer a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities including Mobility Impaired hunts, youth hunts and fishing festivals. Refuge rules and regulations are updated regularly and may be subject to change. For current information on each refuge, please visit their website or call the refuge office. A brochure containing all hunting and fishing regulations as well as all necessary permits for the current year are printed each year around July 1. Hunters are required to carry a signed copy of this brochure. To request a brochure, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (one brochure per envelope, please) to the refuge or visit the appropriate refuge website for a downloadable form.

Currently, waterfowl hunting is only allowed on portions of the ACE Basin and Savannah NWR's. Plans are being developed for waterfowl hunting upon staffing of the Waccamaw NWR. Hunting of migratory birds such as ducks and geese is managed cooperatively by SCDNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Migratory waterfowl hunters must possess both a State hunting license and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp).

For more information about hunting and fishing in South Carolina, visit SCDNR's website at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/.

The two National Fish Hatcheries in South Carolina (Bears Bluff NFH and Orangeburg NFH) both sponsor special fishing events during set times of the year. With the exception of these special events, the hatcheries are otherwise open to the public but closed to fishing.

 

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Other Public Use Opportunities
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With eight National Wildlife Refuges and two National Fish Hatcheries in South Carolina, there are a wealth experiences to be had year-round. Besides hunting and fishing, some of the other priority uses of these special places are wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation.

 

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Locations in South Carolina
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Refuges

 

Hatcheries

 

Last updated: May 17, 2013